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Changes in PIP law letter

clairebear25clairebear25 Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi all

Just wondered if any of you can shed some light please on the letter I have received from the DWP as it's thoroughly confused me.  After being awarded PIP in 2016 for the standard daily living rate, I had a face-to-face assessment with Atos this February and on the back of that, my PIP claim ended on 5 March 2019.  I put my mandatory reconsideration in, and they wrote to me on the 31st May to say that their decision was correct.  The letter today says that "we've looked at your previous PIP award and it's not changed...I've decided your award up to 4 March 2019 is not affected and is still correct."  Does this mean that they are going to reinstate my PIP award, or does this mean that under the Overwhelming Psychological Distress law, they are still turning my claim down and saying no?  Having no luck speaking to the DWP but waiting for my case handler at CAB to get back to me. 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    The letter you received will be for your previous award and not for your most recent decision. This is because they are reviewing all claims that had a decision after a certain date because of the changes in following and planning a journey.

    Your most recent award decision will not be affected by this and your previous award was correct. Hope this helps.

    See link.

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  • rebecca189rebecca189 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    I have received the same letter so will I be getting my personal independent payment back as I got my sent out the other day 
  • rebecca189rebecca189 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Did you Get yours back after you received the letter 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I have received the same letter so will I be getting my personal independent payment back as I got my sent out the other day 
    Hi,

    What did the letter say exactly and do you currently have a PIP award?

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  • rebecca189rebecca189 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    edited December 2019
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    My form said the exact same thing as what the woman wrote just that mine had different dates on the exact same thing she wrote love 

    Sorry i'm a little confused because you haven't given any information other than to say that your letter said exactly the same thing. Do you have a current PIP award? if so then i can only assume that they have looked at your claim again because of the changes in following an planning a journey and have decided that you're not owed any backdated money and your current award is correct.
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  • rebecca189rebecca189 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    edited December 2019
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    They are looking at all decision that were made after a certain date, which is why you received the letter.

    I'm assuming it stopped because you had a review and they decided you were no longer entitled. Difficult to comment without knowing all of your details.
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2019
    ?

    I'm not sure why you removed that comment. I just received a message from you on my wall and to answer that question, the letter you received will be because of the changes made to following and planning a journey activity and they have decided that the decision made at the time was correct.

    As you were refused PIP in August 2018 then you are outside the timescale to do anything about that now because the maximum amount of time you have is 13 months.

    If you still think you're entitled to PIP then you can start another claim at anytime but please be aware that to constantly re-apply using the same evidence will very likely see you constantly being refused. If you do re-apply again and you're refused then i'd advise you to request the Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) then if that decision doesn't change then it's Tribunal after that.

    Before you re-apply because you keep getting refused then i'd urge you to get some face to face advice form an agency near you.
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